Drinking Water Supply and Agricultural Pollution

Preventive Action by the Water Supply Sector in the European Union and the United States

  • Geerten J. I. Schrama

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geerten J. I. Schrama
      Pages 3-18
    3. Geerten J. I. Schrama
      Pages 19-42
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Ellis L. M. Brand, Kenneth I. Hanf, Jos Lipman
      Pages 45-72
    3. Ellis L. M. Brand, Kenneth I. Hanf, Jos Lipman
      Pages 73-91
    4. Ralph Piotrowski, R. Andreas Kraemer
      Pages 93-122
    5. R. Andreas Kraemer, Ralph Piotrowski
      Pages 123-147
    6. Stefan M. M. Kuks
      Pages 149-190
    7. Stefan M. M. Kuks
      Pages 191-230
    8. Jeremy J. Richardson
      Pages 231-251
    9. Jeremy J. Richardson
      Pages 253-277
  4. Part Three

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Geerten J. I. Schrama
      Pages 281-304
    3. Intermezzo

      1. Laurence J. O’Toole Jr.
        Pages 307-339
      2. Laurence J. O’Toole Jr.
        Pages 341-364
      3. Geerten J. I. Schrama
        Pages 367-375

About this book


Agricultural pollution (with nitrates and pesticides) is one of the biggest threats to drinking water resources. At many places regional and local water authorities, together with the water supply industry, are involved in preventive action aimed at farming practices. Three national case studies (Germany, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) analyse these efforts within the context of problematical national agricultural policy and the need to implement EU directives on water quality. Additional case studies cover the role of the European Union, while the same problem in a different setting is analysed for the United States. The central question of how national and European governments can reinforce the control capacity of the actors at the regional and local level, is treated from the theoretical perspective of the policy network approach.


Agricultural Policy European Union (EU) Policy pesticide pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Geerten J. I. Schrama
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6145-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5106-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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